SEARHC - Sitka Surgical Technologist (#610119121769) in Sitka, Alaska

Position Summary: This position is located in the Operating Room (OR) Department of the Surgical Department of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Surgical specialties include: General surgery on adult and pediatric patients, Endoscopy, Otolaryngology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology, Dental, Plastic and Vascular. Position Complexities: The Surgical Technologist is an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The main function of the tech is fulfilling the role of an assistant to the surgeon. The surgeon relies heavily on the tech to do their job correctly including following sterilization procedures while also being able to handle requests that are made during the surgery. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Scrubs in on surgical procedures, under professional nurse supervision, for many different advanced and complex types of surgeries which includes: General & Rectal Surgery, Laparoscope and Open Cholecystectomies, appendectomies, hernias, thyroidectomy, Obstetric/Gynecology; caesarean sections, hysterectomies, therapeutic abortions, dilation & curettage, bilateral tubal ligations laparoscopies; Otolaryngology; tympanoplasty, tonsillectomy, rhinoplasty; Orthopedic; scopes, open reduction, internal fixation on ankles, femurs, tibia/fibula, insertion of rods, screws, plates, wires, total hip and total knee procedures; Endoscopic procedures; and other procedures as required. Clinical duties include the provision of patient care and support of individuals of all ages and their families. The incumbent shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Utilizes the AORN Standards of Care in everyday practice. Supplies one or two surgeons with proper instruments, sutures, sponges and equipments. Ascertains with professional nurse the accuracy of the sponges, needles and instrument counts. Scrubs, gowns and gloves for surgical procedures as well as to gown and glove the surgeons and their assistants. Corrects breaks in aseptic techniques by any person in order to provide optimum patient care. Anticipates the surgeons preference for certain materials or instruments and be able to respond to these preferences in advance. Updates Nurse as necessary based on continuing assessment of equipment needs and physician preferences; demonstrates sound clinical judgment; adaptable to changing patient needs. Sets up sterile table with instruments, equipments, supplies, medications/solutions needed for surgical procedures. Checks to see that the equipment is in good working order. Maintains highest standards of sterile technique during procedures. Helps in draping the sterile field (back table, mayo stand, OR table, etc.). Correctly labels and processes all operative fluids. Assists in preparing room for the next patient. Operates and monitors specialized OR equipment. Demonstrates use of autoclaves, flask and washer sterilizer, ultrasound washers, Hi vac and gravity autoclave glucometer and Steris. Takes initiative in reporting equipment in need of repairs and low levels of supplies. Takes apart and reassemble any instrument or piece of equipment that needs cleaning (within the scope of instructed nursing personnel duties) and prepared instruments for terminal sterilization. Monitors supplies and instruments to assure sterility of materials used furthering Quality Assurance of patient care. Inventories, monitors assigned services supplies and order as needed. &n